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Ten things to know about Hokaku Shochu:

Honkaku Shochu and Awamori

WHAT TheY ARE ?

Honkaku Shochu is Japan’s traditional spirit, produced from different botanical varieties, traditionally grown in Kyushu and elsewhere in the archipelago.

The STORY !

Most likely, the distillation technique arrived in Japan from Southeast Asia, where still today Arak is made from sugar cane.

The difference between sake and Shochu !

First of all, sake is fermented, Shochu is distilled. In other words, if we just consider the production process, Honkaku Shochu is to sake what brandy is to wine.

How to drink Honkaku Shochu and Awamori ?

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Types of Honkaku Shochu by raw materials

Production areas and denomination of origin

Presentation of producers

Yanagita Distillery
CO.,Ltd.

柳⽥酒造合名会社

Established: 1902

Kurokihonten
Co., Ltd

株式会社黒⽊本店

Established: 1885

Osuzuyama
CO.,Ltd.

株式会社尾鈴⼭蒸留所

Established: 1998

Ochiaishuzojo
Co., Ltd

株式会社落合酒造場

Established: 1909

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